I'm sad to hear your dad's diagnosis...He'll have the part of his colon removed and it'll all be biopsied to make sure all the edges are clear and to find out exactly what kind of cancer it is.
My mother-in-law had her ascending colon removed because of a cancerous tumour...her recent c-scope was clear apparently.
Something more to add to your list when you see the GI.....
Please let us know the outcome of your dad's surgery/results, etc.
Healing thoughts sent your way.
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 4(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!